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Well its wifey's birthday on friday and she wants an S4, don't quite know why as she's a com dinosaur and has never used the internet in her life but her mate has one and you all know ladies in Thailand and "keeping up with the Jones's", its important to these ladies, bullshit i call it......

Well she's a little darling and rarely makes demands on my finances so i feel duty bound to buy her what she really wants.

Does any boardie know the cheapest place to buy in Korat ? I was thinking of just heading to the Samsung shop in the Mall, rather than trapes all over town, i need the car washed too.....

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S4 - Where is the best/cheapest place to buy in Korat ?
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2013, 08:28:55 AM »
The Mall and IT Plaza. Shop around the stalls on the top floor of The Mall for a good deal. Ask the traders to confirm that what they are selling was built specifically for the Thai market.

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S4 - Where is the best/cheapest place to buy in Korat ?
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2013, 09:20:54 AM »
The Mall and IT Plaza. Shop around the stalls on the top floor of The Mall for a good deal. Ask the traders to confirm that what they are selling was built specifically for the Thai market.

Happy birthday for Friday to your wife.

Thanks for that Saf and the birthday greetings.

I'm a bit worried about buying it from the stalls as to whether it would be a genuine S4 and not some rip off copy, how would you tell the difference ?
 

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S4 - Where is the best/cheapest place to buy in Korat ?
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2013, 09:23:10 AM »
From what I saw, it costs everywhere about the same: 19,800 Baht. As it is a fairly complicated thing for a not computer-savvy person, you should put focus on the after-sale services the shop offers. My wife bought an iPhone 5 from the AIS shop in the Mall a year ago, and she goes there about every month now, and lets them update the OS and applications. Takes an hour, and they do it for free.
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S4 - Where is the best/cheapest place to buy in Korat ?
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2013, 09:41:20 AM »
From what I saw, it costs everywhere about the same: 19,800 Baht. As it is a fairly complicated thing for a not computer-savvy person, you should put focus on the after-sale services the shop offers. My wife bought an iPhone 5 from the AIS shop in the Mall a year ago, and she goes there about every month now, and lets them update the OS and applications. Takes an hour, and they do it for free.

Yeah thats the price i've seen on the net. Good info re the after sales service, thanks.
 

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S4 - Where is the best/cheapest place to buy in Korat ?
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2013, 10:02:59 AM »
Thanks for that Saf and the birthday greetings.

I'm a bit worried about buying it from the stalls as to whether it would be a genuine S4 and not some rip off copy, how would you tell the difference ?

Phones in The Mall should be genuine. If you ask whether it's a real deal or copy they will tell you the truth. I'm not so confident about that in IT Plaza.

I bought a Galaxy from a kiosk in The Mall and had good service. They explained that I needed a new, smaller sim and pointed to the AIS shop where they did the job for me. If there's Samsung shop there and the price is the same as at the kiosks, that may be the best route for you.
 

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S4 - Where is the best/cheapest place to buy in Korat ?
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2013, 10:55:20 AM »
Phones in The Mall should be genuine. If you ask whether it's a real deal or copy they will tell you the truth. I'm not so confident about that in IT Plaza.

I bought a Galaxy from a kiosk in The Mall and had good service. They explained that I needed a new, smaller sim and pointed to the AIS shop where they did the job for me. If there's Samsung shop there and the price is the same as at the kiosks, that may be the best route for you.

Thats my thinking. I was going to go to the kiosks and get their price then go to the Samsung shop.

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S4 - Where is the best/cheapest place to buy in Korat ?
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2013, 11:21:47 AM »
www.lazada.co.th [nofollow] (use google chrome browswer with google translate if you can't read Thai). They have great deals and deliver free (cash on delivery). I've bought several items at heavily discounted prices, and never had a problem with goods/service.
 

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S4 - Where is the best/cheapest place to buy in Korat ?
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2013, 11:31:49 AM »
www.lazada.co.th (use google chrome browswer with google translate if you can't read Thai). They have great deals and deliver free (cash on delivery). I've bought several items at heavily discounted prices, and never had a problem with goods/service.


Thanks for that. I've had a quick butchers and they don't seem to list the S4 ?????
 

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S4 - Where is the best/cheapest place to buy in Korat ?
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2013, 07:34:04 PM »
Don't let the wife see the Note 3 or she'll want that instead.   :salute
 

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S4 - Where is the best/cheapest place to buy in Korat ?
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2013, 08:11:14 PM »
Here ya go fella

http://www.lazada.co.th/samsung-galaxy-s4-white-139066.html


Thats it, thanks for that and the cheapest price i've seen ;D
 

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S4 - Where is the best/cheapest place to buy in Korat ?
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2013, 08:12:22 PM »
Don't let the wife see the Note 3 or she'll want that instead.   :salute

She'd think that was a key on a piano :fart
 

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S4 - Where is the best/cheapest place to buy in Korat ?
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2013, 08:45:15 PM »
Thats it, thanks for that and the cheapest price i've seen ;D

Don't forget to calculate and order the card to fill that:

External Memory Slot: MicroSD Slot (up to 64GB) = 1,500 to 2,000+ Baht for a 64 GB MicroSD
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S4 - Where is the best/cheapest place to buy in Korat ?
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2013, 07:36:19 AM »
Thanks Johnnie, don't think she'll need the 64GB, 32Gb should be enough.

One issue is the phones language, obviously wifey wants it in Thai as her command of the English language would make it difficult to navigate. Problem being she'll need my input to learn how to use it correctly and my Thai is virtually zero.

Can it be operated in dual language, you know switch between languages ?  For such a high end phone with all the bells and whistles it should be able to imo........
 

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S4 - Where is the best/cheapest place to buy in Korat ?
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2013, 10:13:40 AM »
Language can be changed in Settings on the Galaxy.
 

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S4 - Where is the best/cheapest place to buy in Korat ?
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2013, 11:02:23 AM »
Language can be changed in Settings on the Galaxy.

Thanks Saf, but can you change language willy nilly, when two people are using it and retain info.......

Is that understandable or as clear as mud  :lol
 

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« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2013, 12:01:18 PM »
Just two persons have to learn something each: your wife changing from Thai to English, and you have to learn changing it back to Thai.  :evilgrin

I trained my wife from her first steps on a computer to use the OS in English. Only the niece and nephew did use the OS on their mobile phones, tablets and notebooks in Thai, as the shops had set those up in Thai for them. I just told them, they have to get the OS changed to English, if they expect me to help them, like putting in the passwords for my Wi-Fi, they want to use. So they learned how to change the board language to English; they had to! They even learned how to put it back to Thai from English, as I never do that for them: I want them to use English! ;)
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S4 - Where is the best/cheapest place to buy in Korat ?
« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2013, 12:07:50 PM »
Thanks Saf, but can you change language willy nilly, when two people are using it and retain info.......

Is that understandable or as clear as mud  :lol

Just keep using it, too, and let your wife teach you how, so you can monitor how many phone numbers of people you don't know she has stored. Shouldn't be so difficult, even if it runs on Thai board language: Those smartphones use icons instead of text. ;D
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S4 - Where is the best/cheapest place to buy in Korat ?
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2013, 12:36:26 PM »
Just keep using it, too, and let your wife teach you how, so you can monitor how many phone numbers of people you don't know she has stored. Shouldn't be so difficult, even if it runs on Thai board language: Those smartphones use icons instead of text. ;D

What a good idea, thanks ;)
 

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S4 - Where is the best/cheapest place to buy in Korat ?
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2013, 01:11:05 PM »
Thanks Saf, but can you change language willy nilly, when two people are using it and retain info.......

Is that understandable or as clear as mud  :lol

As far as I can tell, you would have to go to Settings each time.
 

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S4 - Where is the best/cheapest place to buy in Korat ?
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2013, 08:00:28 PM »
As far as I can tell, you would have to go to Settings each time.

Well the problem's been solved Saf, after having a chat with her she's come to her senses and said she does'nt really want an S4 ( i think it was her mate who wanted her to have one). I'm going to buy her a 1 bht gold bracelet instead. I'm happy.......

Thanks for all BM's input, i appreciate. The ladys always right, its good that they believe that  :lol 
 

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S4 - Where is the best/cheapest place to buy in Korat ?
« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2013, 08:43:13 PM »
Bling Bling over Ring Ring  :spin
 

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S4 - Where is the best/cheapest place to buy in Korat ?
« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2013, 09:16:03 PM »
Bling Bling over Ring Ring  :spin

Wifey's Isaan Thai, need i say more....... ::)

 

 



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